Carlinville man gets 17 years for meth distribution

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A central Illinois man will serve 17 1/2 years in federal prison for drug trafficking and possession of firearms.The U.S. attorney's office for the central district of Illinois announced Monday that U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough imposed the sentence on 45-year-old Shawn Lee of Carlinville.

Ice storm warning posted for northern Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Chicago and a swath of northern Illinois ahead of storm that could bring significant ice accumulations.

The warning runs from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning for the Chicago area and a portion of northern Illinois extending southwest to the Quad Cities area.

1 dead, 3 wounded in shootings along interstate

OAK FOREST (AP) — Police say a woman was fatally shot along an interstate in suburban Chicago several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys.

Flooding closes Ronald McDonald House in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Families staying at a Ronald McDonald House in Chicago have been forced to move out after a pipe burst caused significant flood damage.

Chicago architect charged with killing girlfriend

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has denied bail for an architect who is facing murder charges in his live-in girlfriend's strangling death.

Expert: January started warmer, ended frigidly in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN (AP) — State of Illinois weather experts say January started with above-normal temperatures but ended with temperatures 5 to 21 degrees below normal.

Second case of measles confirmed in Champaign-Urbana

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is reporting a second local case of measles, with both of the infected people connected to the University of Illinois.

But there's no reason to believe they know each other since the virus lingers in the air for two hours after the infectious person has left, said health district Administrator Julie Pryde.

Tom Kacich | Years ago, C-U was 'as Jim Crow as any northern town could possibly be'

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If you were an African-American motorist traveling through East Central Illinois in the middle of the last century and looking for a friendly place to eat or spend the night, your choices were extremely limited.

UI proposing fifth-straight tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates

URBANA — In an ongoing effort to keep college costs down and attract more Illinois students, the University of Illinois is proposing a fifth-straight tuition freeze for in-state freshmen next fall, though fees and housing rates will inch up slightly.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Jan. 27, 2019

Where were you 50 years ago, when the world was first introduced to Big Bird, 'Hee Haw' and the Cubs collapse? That's the theme of Part 2 of our look back at 1969, as narrated by actors, academics, activists and alums we caught up with.